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. after a meeting with the afghan president, mr. obama also endorsed peace talks with the enemy, the taliban. major garrett is covering at the white house for us tonight. major? >> reporter: scott, the president has long encouraged the afghan government to seek peace with taliban fighters who infiltrate from neighboring pakistan. today for the first time mr. obama said those talks are specific enough that they deserve a formal home. >> president karzai updated me on the afghan government's road map to peace and today we agreed that this process should be advanced by the opening of a taliban office to facilitate talks. >> reporter: prospects for peace remain dim and taliban aggression when fighting resumes this spring is not expected to let up. but the u.s. combat role will never be the same. >> our troops will continue to fight alongside afghans when needed, but let me say it as plainly as i can: starting this spring our troops will have a different mission. training, advising, assisting afghan forces. it will be an historic moment and another step toward full afghan sovereignty
scandal. mr. obama holds the last news conference of his first term and takes a shot at the media for the anger in washington and on the topic of doping, lance comes clean on oprah, will it help his cause or her floundering career? >> here we are in austin, texas. >> jon: on the panel, writer and fox news contributor, judy miller, and jim pinkerton and cal thomas and kirsten powers, i'm jon scott, fox news watch is on right now. >> this will be difficult. there will be pundits and politicians and special interest public lobbyists, publicly warning of a tyrannical all-out assault on liberty, not because that's true, but because they want to gin up fear or higher ratings or revenue for themselves and behind the scenes they'll do everything they can to block any common sense reform and make sure nothing changes whatsoever. >> jon: president obama on wednesday flanked by his vice-president and four children with their parents, pushing his agenda on gun control, taking a swipe at his opponents and the media in lock step with his efforts. >> surely finding osama bin laden, surely passin
' night out of the first term. mrs. obama and her daughters sasha and malia attended the children's concert. an event put together at the request of the first lady for kids with parents in the military. >> when i think about who we are. when i think about what makes america great, i think about all of you, our men and women in uniform, our military spouses and our amazing military kids. >> working with military families, fighting childhood obesity and mentoring at-risk kids in washington, d.c., were the signature causes of mrs. obama's first term in the white house. cnn has learned she has been working on a second-term agenda since december and she may pick up a new cause. valerie jarrett, a top adviser to the president, a long-time friend to the first couple. >> she will take on issues that she cares passionately about. she wants to make sure her heart is in it and she can give it the energy she deserves. >> reporter: but the first lady's top priority is her family. >> at the end of the day, my most important title is still mom in chief. my daughters are still the heart of my hea
delays. >> a candlelight celebration was held at the national building museum. mr. and mrs. obama joined mr. and mrs. biden. not everything went as planned. >> a truly magnificent michelle obama and the man she hangs out with, my friend president barack obama. >> the president and the first lady eventually did walk out. [laughter] >> and mr. obama addressed the crowd and thanked his supporters. >> make sure you know what we're celebrating -- is not the election or the swearing in of a president. what we're doing is celebrating each other and this incredible nation we call home. >> the president told supporters he'll need them to work hard to accomplish his many goals, among them immigration reform. this photo of kathy laneer addressing officers -- they will be part of the huge number of people keeping the innaguration as safe as possible. traffic has been tough across the district. we've found backups all over town and you'll need to be patient. the chief has said there will be lots of signage and lots of people on hand to helpcluding at our website. and we have some additional changes -
with mitt romney, mr. obama wilson to win in fear of losing. is in overdrive. he is cramming for debates against an opponent he has called ineffective, raising money and a frantic pace to narrow the gap with mr. romney and embracing the do anything it takes of an increasingly contentious campaign. even by the standards of political world, mr. obama's obsession with virtuosity, and proving himself the best, are remarkable. those close to him say, in parentheses, critics call it arrogance. when mr. obama was derided as an insufferable overachiever in an early political race, his friends were infuriated. but even those loyal to mr. obama say that his quest for excellence can lead him to cockiness, and they tends to overestimate his capability, end of quote. so what should one predict about a second term for barack obama, particularly with these qualities of character? he most recently exhibited a combination of moving to the center while preaching was somehow detected as class welfare, targeting the wealthy for more taxes. speaker of the house boehner states that the president backed away f
moment. mr. obama turned toward theam crowd on the mall. "i wan "i want to take a look one more time" he said.ga "i'll never see this again." at lunch in statuary hall members of congress and the president exchanged hosts, then the president toasted his wife. >> there is controversy aboutno the quality of the president, not the qu controversy about the quality of our current first lady. (applause) >> pelley: before leaving theth capitol, the president stoppedsident sto at a bus that martin luther king, jr., whose birth the nation celebrates today. the presidential limousine led the procession from capitol hillm capito stopping along pennsylvania avenue so the obamas could get out and walk part of the way-- to the delight of the crowd. the first lady was wearing a coat and dress by american designer tom brown. the vice president got out of his limo and well and made the day of a young constituent.back a back at the white house, therst fami president and the first family reviewed the inaugural parade with bands, float, and marchers representing every state in the union. and this evening, t
that mr. obama doesn't much care about federal spending. simply don't run up deficits of more than a trillion dollars a year, each with all this new revenue. even with that. you don't run up those deficits if you are concerned about fiscal responsibility. clearly the president has not offered any meaningful spending cuts or entitlement reform. and after four years he has not offered any solutions to the crushing 16 trillion-dollar debt. now, in the past, that would have sunk an incumbent president. not today. talking points believes mr. obama won the election largely on emotion. millions of voters supported him because mitt romney didn't really run his campaign with any urgency or emotional appeal. while mr. obama promised americans stuff. president obama is going to take as much money as he can he from successful people and dole it out. not going to make any meaningful cuts in government spending. not going to do it. he might even expand the entitlement culture. i believe this will lead to economic disaster for the country. but as always, i could be wrong. and that's the men mow.
of president obama on this martin luther king day. now mr. obama sworn into office, as you know, for the second time and speaking to the nation with about his future. >> it is now our generation's path to carry on what those pioneers begin. for our journey is not complete until our wives, our mothers and daughters can earn a living equal to their efforts. >> close to a million people lined the streets of washington, d.c., today hoping to get a glimpse of the first family and it was quite a sight. you see his daughters there in the background and now the celebration continues, as we mentioned. live pictures of the commander in chief's ball in washington, d.c. the president and first lady just now leaving the building, going to their second ball of the night. let's bring in now nbc bay area's scott budman with the social and tech angle to all of this. as we saw play out on national tv, scott. >> we did, raj. lots of people brought up it technology back during the 2009 inauguration. today it was even more prevalent. you could follow the inauguration on twitter and facebook like you might follow th
there's a lot less pressure all the way around. but i do have a piece of advice for mrs. obama. not that she's asked me for any of it. but one of the other sort of opportunities a first lady has is she can use what we call the unofficial sphere or the social sphere of parties and events to build community. and that capacity for the first lady goes back to our first first lady in many ways, dolly madson. and it's kind of felting we're talking about the first lady on the inauguration weekend since the very sort of first inaugural ball we think about was held in dolly madison's honor. what dolly madison showed in washington, you can use those parties and social events to build political community. so, again, no one has asked me, but i would give mrs. obama the advice, give a lot more parties and invite everybody. >> and kathryn, you were looking at pictures there, she certainly is a fashionista. nancy reagan was a fashionista and you're talking about dolly madison. how do you compare michelle obama to her most recent predecessors, laura bush, and secretary of state hillary clinton
: tonight was all about michelle. mrs. obama wowed in a ruby chiffon gown by jason wu the same designer she wore four years ago at the last inauguration. ♪ at last my love has come along ♪ >> reporter: back then she stepped out on stage in a white dress by the then little known designer. his career skyrocketed. >> any time mrs. obama wears one of your designs a fashion designer ascends. it doesn't happen with any first lady but it happens with mrs. obama. >> reporter: from behind it was all about that sexy low back. but from the front, check out those bangs. >> i believe the bangs are a metaphor and it sends a very striking sound and symbol and i think she looks wonderful. >> reporter: call it michelle 2.0. her first four years made her a style i con. >> it has changed the game for women in america. you can dress on a budget. >> reporter: of course tonight's dress was hardly a bargain. but the ball goers approved on the splurge. >> what do you think of the cress? >> amazing. >> beautiful. >> stunning. >> reporter: they didn't look bad themselves. this is after all washington's biggest n
for the first family today. president and mrs. obama attended services with their daughters at the metropolitan african methodist episcopal church. they celebrated slain civil rights leader, reverend martin luther king jr. at one of the most historic churches in washington. and tomorrow is of course, the main event. some 800,000 people expected to pack the west front of the capitol to watch president obama publicly take his oath of office. the president has already started his second term, he took the oath earlier today in an intimate swearing-in ceremony in the blue room of the white house. i want you to take a look. >> please raise your right hand and repeat after me. >> i, barack hussein obama, do solemnly swear. >> that i will execute the office of president to the united states faithfully. >> that i will execute -- >> faithfully the office of president of the united states faithfully. >> and will to the best of my ability. >> and will to the best of my ability. >> preserve, protect and defend the constitution of the united states. >> preserve, protect and defend the constitution of the uni
honoring martin luther king's legacy. president and mrs. obama spruced up and elementary school in northeast d.c. the inaugural committee hosted a service summit on the national mall. people signed up to volunteer to help hundreds of organizations. we invite you to stay with abc 7 news for complete coverage of the inauguration. we have your inauguration guide on wjla.com which includes a full list of road closures. prince george's county, one person hospitalized after a fire at a duplex. flames broke out late sunday on 24th place. the victims suffered cardiac -- a fourth person suffered cardiac arrest. that person's condition is not known. several pets were rescued. no word on what caused the fire. 4:40 is the time. still to come, celebration time for ravens fans. let the celebrations continue. fans packed the streets. hear what the the ravens head coach had to say about taking on his brother, 49ers head coach jim harbaugh. also, fun facts about past inaugurations. we will be right back. >> good morning, washington. i am meteorologist jacqui jeras. 4:43 is the time. an arctic bl
back. mr. obama and the first lady spent the morning visiting burrville elementary school in dc, helping out by filling book shelves and talking to volunteers at the school. this year, as it has been since 2009 when president obama first took office, the administration is trying to expand the concept of volunteerism. fox 5's john hanrahan was at the national mall and is now in the newsroom with the story. >> reporter: i've been wondering what the enormous white tent is at the corner of 14th street and the mall. i'm told it is a staging area. today, it was indoor part of the inauguration. thousands of people were invited inside the tent to consider making a commitment to volunteerism. ♪ >> reporter: yolanda adams made her pitch with a song. ♪ i'm going to do my part, yeah! ♪ >> reporter: chelsea clinton personally visited a booth to help the youngsters there write letters to sick children. and actress eva longoria appealed to a crowd of thousands to help improve the nation by volunteering. >> make a difference in one child's life. mentor a student. donate a book to a librar
mr. obama's second inauguration comes four years after he became the first black president and just over 16 years since he was first sworn into office as an illinois state legislator. inauguration day began with a prayer service at st. john's episcopal church across the street from the white house. later, it was on to the capitol building for the swearing-in. a planning official said the turnout on the mall was more than 800,000 people fewer than the record crowd that watched the first inauguration in 2009. first supreme court justice sonia sotomayor swore in joe biden. then chief justice roberts administered the oath to president obama. >> preserve, protect, and defend -- >> preserve, protect, and defend -- >> the constitution of the united states -- >> the constitution of the united states. >> so help you god? >> so help me god. >> congratulations, mr. president. [ cheers ] >> reporter: president obama's left hand was on two bibles, one belonging to abraham lincoln, the other to martin luther king jr. following his inaugural address and a signing ceremo
competitive perfectionist, friends say so in interviews. mr. obama's own words say it best. he is a perpetually aspiring overachiever. as he faces off that romney, obama's will to win and fear of losing is in overdrive. he is cramming for debates against an opponent, raising money and a frantic pace to narrow the gap with mr. romney and embracing to do anything it takes type take a minute recently contentious campaign. even bystanders of the political world, mr. obama's obsession with virtuosity, and proving himself a remarkable. this quote saying parenthesis, critics call it eric at. when mr. obama was derided as insufferable overachiever in an early political race, his friends weren't. it. even those loyal to mr. obama say that his quest for excellence can bleed into cockiness and he tends to overestimate his capabilities, end of quote. so what should one predict about a second term for barack obama, particularly with these qualities of character? he most recently exhibited a combination of moving to the center while preaching with somehow detect good his class author, target
elitist hypocrite. >> reporter: the video points out that mr. obama's children have armed protection in school. and asks -- >> why is he skeptical about putting armed security in our schools? >> reporter: president obama will have to overcome nra opposition and convince congress to pass his measures to curb gun violence. when mr. obama unveils his proposals today, he'll do so flanked by children who wrote letters expressing concern about gun violence. the president will call on congress to ban military-style assault weapons, limit the number of bullets allowed in a magazine clip, and require background checks on nearly every gun purchase. mr. obama will also take action without congress by executive order. new york state, acted even before the federal government, putting in place the toughest gun control laws in the nation. >> this is a comprehensive bill that addresses the full panorama and spectrum of issues that come up. >> reporter: the new york law would block mentally ill patients from buying weapons and require mental health professional to report any patient they deem to be a
since fdr, mr. obama started his day early, with a prayer service at st. john's church. before departing the white house for the longest motorcades known to man for the rise to the capital. a star-studded affair. where else do you see paul ryan mingling with jay-z and beyonce who belted out the national anthem. >> the ceremony was over there was a stream of pomp and circumstance waiting. >> from signing papers to officially nominate the new cabinet to lunch with congressional leaders. then, of course, the parade. the first family could make the way back to the white house in that grand bulletproof review stand. yet all of that could wait because leaving the west front of the capitol, the president went off script to take in the vista of the national mall. mr. obama seemed to be taking in the moment. overheard saying he would never quite see this view again. as the president is set to sell the agenda in the "state of the union" next month, it is worth noting that gallop is out -- gallup is out with approval rating for the third term and the third worst number since world war ii. only bett
are awaiting president and mrs. obama and the further dancing. they have danced so far and the president made remarks at the commander in chief ball. the other official inaugural ball today is due for a visit from the president and the first lady. we're also expecting further remarks tonight from vice president biden at the commander in chief's ball. that is all due to happen roughly this hour. so you should stick with us. also, dan rather coming up. we'll be right back. red lobster's 30 shrimp. wow, that's a lot of shrimp. [ male announcer ] it's red lobster's 30 shrimp! for $11.99 pair any two shrimp selections on one plate! like mango jalapeÑo shrimp and parmesan crunch shrimp. just $11.99. offer ends soon! i'm ryon stewart, and i sea food differently. ♪ [ male announcer ] some day, your life will flash before your eyes. make it worth watching. introducing the 2013 lexus ls. an entirely new pursuit. >>> that is our generation's task, to make these words, these rights, these values of life and liberty and the pursuit of happiness real for every american. being true to our founding docume
. president and mrs. obama dancing first together and then with a member of the air force and a member of the marines, with a chest full of medals. to al green, as sung by jennifer hudson. i'm duty-bound to inform you that the first lady's gown is by jason wu, and her shoes are by jimmy choo. i know i sound ridiculous saying that, but you know you wanted to hear it. this ball is specifically for members of the united states military and their families. it is a tradition that was started under president george w. bush. they have expand it this year to be larger than it has ever been. it's essentially doubled in size. there are two official inaugural balls, two only in washington tonight. one of them is the commander in chief ball. and the other of them is the other official inaugural ball. thanks for being with us on what is kind of a big day in washington. you know the basics of what happened today. church service at st. john's house near the white house. the president goes from the white house then to the capitol, then he is sworn in at the capitol on the west front. and that is the s
political situation. this week mr. obama unveiled sweeping new measures to reduce gun violence. cbs polls told 92% favored universe aal background checks. >>> the colorado movie theater that was the scene of a mass shooting in july opens to the public today. yesterday a sploen was held for the victims along with a private screening for survivors. for some it was a step toward healing but others didn't see it that way. teresa garcia reports now from aurora, colorado. >> reporter: police and moviegoers gathered once again but this time it was for healing. six months after the mass shooting that left 12 dead the theater reopened to survivors, victims' families, and first responders. >> we are a community of survivors, and we are a community that is united in our recovery. >> reporter: the gathering in the newly remodeled theater number 9 drew mixed responses from survivors and victims' families. >> dave lost his 18-year-old nephew. he said entering the theater was just too much for him. >> i try to think about what we have, not at what we lost. >> reporter: jan son young's boyfriend died dod
] save on ground shipping at fedex office. >> mr. obama working to rebuild his cabinet. earlier in the week, naming former republican senator chuck hagel as his nominee to be defense secretary and john brennan as his pick to become the new cia director. then on thursday, naming his chief of staff, jack lew as his nominee to become the the next treasury secretary. the president's pick is getting all sorts of media attention from all sides and conservative media groups in particular, jim seem to have with chuck hagel and the liberal media seems to have issues with brennan to run-- and then the issue of jack lew's signature, everybody has an issue with. yeah, i mean, look on the hagel thing, all the issues about the iraq war and israel lobby and all the other things that hagel has brought up. we've got another drama within a drama there, which is chuck schumer and-- chuck schumer a democratic senator from new york, jewish, seen as a decisive vote inside the senate and the republicans mostly oppose hagel and the question for the democrats go and could be following schumer's league a
video attacking the president because his children have armed security at school. >> mr. obama demands the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes. but he is just another elitist hipocrite. >> this comes on a day that new york passed the toughest gun control law in the nation intended to stop mentally ill patients from buying weapons. >> we must stop the madness. >> that was andrew cuomo. they are facing tough opposition from lawmakers. they say mr. obama is looking at 19 steps he could take using only executive orders. dan? >> thank you. marin county's gun buy back program has taken hundreds of guns out of north bay homes. authorities offered up to $200 in cash. the program was so popular it ran out of money in just an hour. that's $43,000. officers collected827 guns which included a sawed off shotgun. facebook is even more personal with a launch today of a search engine that is taylor made for you. graft search works off a database from people voluntarily sharing their likes and dislikes. it is different from sites because it allows you to instantly survey the places and things they li
the president because his children have armed security at school. >> mr. obama demands the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes. but he is just another elitist hipocrite. >> this comes on a day that new york passed the toughest gun control law in the nation intended to stop mentally ill patients from buying weapons. >> we must stop the madness. >> that was andrew cuomo. they are facing tough opposition from lawmakers. they say mr. obama is looking at 19 steps he could take using only executive orders. dan? >> thank you. marin county's gun buy back program has taken hundreds of guns out of north bay homes. authorities offered up to $200 in cash. the program was so popular it ran out of money in just an hour. that's $43,000. officers collected827 guns which included a sawed off shotgun. facebook is even more personal with a launch today of a search engine that is taylor made for you. graft search works off a database from people voluntarily sharing their likes and dislikes. it is different from sites because it allows you to instantly survey the places and things they like. the new feat
. >> mr. obama demands the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes. but he is just another elitist hipocrite. >> this comes on a day that new york passed the toughest gun control law in the nation intended to stop mentally ill patients from buying weapons. >> we must stop the madness. >> that was andrew cuomo. they are facing tough opposition from lawmakers. they say mr. obama is looking at 19 steps he could take using only executive orders. dan? >> thank you. marin county's gun buy back program has taken hundreds of guns out of north bay homes. authorities offered up to $200 in cash. the program was so popular it ran out of money in just an hour. that's $43,000. officers collected827 guns which included a sawed off shotgun. facebook is even more personal with a launch today of a search engine that is taylor made for you. graft search works off a database from people voluntarily sharing their likes and dislikes. it is different from sites because it allows you to instantly survey the places andke. the new feature might lure back the 1.4 million people nationwide who closed their facebook acc
by imposing his policies via executive fiat. mr. obama pleaded with americans to confront congress directly. >> ask them what's more important. doing whatever it takes to get a "a" grade from the gun lobby or giving parents some peace of mind when they drop their child off for first grade. >> reporter: he even show cased children who have written him since newtown. >> she said, "i know that laws have to be passed by congress, but i beg you to try very hard." [ light laughter ] julie, i will try very hard. >> reporter: chuck todd, nbc news, the white house. >>> this is john yang in chicago where residents deal with gun violence virtually every day. last year, there were more than 510 murders, more than the number of u.s. troops killed in afghanistan. 86% of the homicides involved a gun. in one chicago interview, nothing president obama did would change that. >> i believe chicago already has very strict gun laws and we have, like, one of the highest crime rates in the country. so how is this going to solve anything? >> reporter: the national gun debate was reignited last month by adam lanza's
said the president and mrs. obama dined with friends last night at an italian restaurant at washington's upscale georgetown neighborhood. earlier in the day, the first lady debuted her hairdo featuring new bangs in a twitter pic she featured online. we'll see if the new do is there for inauguration day. very cute. >> in fact preparations for the parties and the president's big day is well under way. nbc's tracie potts has details. hi. >> reporter: hi, good morning. it's a lot of work. i want to show you some animation that gives you a virtual look at what people will see and what you're seeing if you're not here televised on monday when president obama for the second time this year takes the oath of office. remember he does the first official and private one at the white house on sunday, then the big event here on monday. all of this being built up at the capitol, the president will give his speech there which analysts say should not be partisan, he should stick to the middle of the road. . from the capitol to the parade route the process of securing all that, they got 100 workstations
and first lady stole the spotlight. mrs. obama, stunning in a ruby gown by jason wu. the couple serenaded by jennifer hudson. the inaugural balls capped off a day of pomp, featuring plenty of music. ♪ and the home of the brave >> reporter: a parade. and a public swearing-in at the capitol. now, it's back to work for mr. obama, who in his inaugural address, said he would push an aggressive agenda. the president spoke directly to the goals of the more diverse and more social coalition that re-elected him. for the first time in an inaugural speech, explicitly mentioning gay rights. >> if we are truly created equal, the love we give one another must be equal, as well. >> reporter: he spoke about climate change, equal pay for women and immigration reform. >> our journey is not complete until we find a way to welcome the thriving, hopeful immigrants who see america as a land of opportunity. >> reporter: the president paused during many of the day's special moments, seeming to take it all in, knowing this would be his last inauguration. some republicans thought president obama's speech was too
and the secretary of state. i like him. i like hillary clinton. i have interviewed mr. obama six or seven or eight times. we we turned those interviews as part of our celebrations. we polled the best of those conversations. it aired a week or so ago. you can see the interviews we had when people did not know who he was when he was just a state senator. hillary clinton i have interviewed more times over my 20-year career. what troubles me is the extent to which the media is the implicit in not asking the right questions. now the white house gives a gift, and there is nothing of consequence that is asked. we are not in a real conversation about drones, about escalating militarism. it is about friendship and how they get along and what people thought was going to happen. let's talk about the real issues that matter, particularly when women are going into combat. we have a new secretary of state. we have a new defense secretary. i am bothered by the fact that the media continues to get in not asking who are leaders the tough questions. nothing about guantanamo, nothing about these drones company sos -
mr. obama be sworn in as the nation's first african-american president. >> hopefully i can get up close and personal with michelle and barack. i know that won't happen, but i'm looking forward to seeing them and congratulating them. >> reporter: hundreds of thousands are expected to subway to the mall for the inauguration. metro will provide 17 consecutive hours of rush hour service, from 4:00 in the morning until 9:00 at night. and they're charging peak rates. >> it's different for me, because i haven't rode them before, but i love it. it's very exciting. >> reporter: metro has sold all of its 100,000 commemorative smart trip cards. there was a rush today to buy the final few. >> i've been to about two different metro stations before getting here and i got them. >> reporter: again, metro is opening its doors at 4:00 in the morning. you are urged to have your smart trip card ready, loaded with money. that way you don't have to wait in line. you can go ahead and get into the subways. they're expected to be packed tomorrow. again, expected to have huge crowds here. many streets are
birthday. the white house said the president and mrs. obama dined with friends last night at an italian restaurant at washington's upscale georgetown neighborhood. earlier in the day, the first lady debuted her hairdo featuring new bangs in a twitter pic she featured online. we'll see if the new do is there for inauguration day. >>> in fact, details about the president's big party are well under way. nbc's tracie potts has details. hi. >> reporter: hi, good morning. it takes a lot to get this inauguration done in washington even though we're expecting half as many people. the kraut somewhere between 6 and 800,000. a lot of money and d.c. officials coming into the city, but hotels and restaurants not as full as we saw before. the national mall being transformed into america's stage. that staging is up. they're securing that zone. the parade route. the viewing stand at the white house is up as well. the secret service said they've got 100 workstations, nearly 100, throughout the city, with 42 different agencies involved in security. and they are promising better crowd management this time
's. after church, the first family will return to the white house. president and mrs. obama will host a tea for members. the joint congressional committee on inaugural ceremonies. once that ends, the first family will leave the white house for the drive up to the capt. the president and first family should be announced and seated on the platform a little after 11:00 with the public oath then being taken at 11:55 followed by the inaugural address. -- for the drive up to the capitol. >> after all the morning pomp and circumstance, the president, vice president and their riffs will attend the inaugural luncheon at the u.s. capitol's national statuary hall. steamed lobster with new england clam chowder sauce. hudson valley apple pie. members of congress, supreme court justices, cabinet members and other invited officials will also attend the lunch. >> another big story, the super bowl is set. tucker barnes, listen up. some people are already calling it the harbowl because this is the first time the two teams will be led by the harbaughs, brothers. tom brady put new england up by three with a on
that strategy will lead democrats to agree to deep spending cuts. officials close to the president say mr. obama is open to more cuts but insists he won't slash entitlements like medicare. >> ultimately we have to do it in a balanced way. he's not going to do this on the backs of the poorest americans. >> reporter: the looming fiscal fights could overshadow the president's larger policy goals like promoting gun safety in the wake of the newtown tragedy. this past week president obama had a pack. today thousands rallied in cities across the country to mark gun appreciation day. >> we need to enforce the laws we have. >> reporter: immigration reform is also high on the president's list. analysts say in order to get his agenda through, mr. obama will have to act quickly. >> but i think most experts in washington believe that realistically, if the president wants to accomplish big things in his second term he's got about two years to do it. >> reporter: kristen welker, nbc news, the white house. >>> for now i'm joined by david gregory, mott raider of "meet the press." the honeymoon doesn't happen in
of presidents in their second terms have focused heavily on foreign policy. and now that mr. obama has begun the job of replacing his outgoing secretaries of state and defense and the director of the cia, he'll have some new faces to work with on his foreign policy team. joe johns, cnn, washington. >> and next hour, we take a closer look at the issues that will likely define president obama's second term. >>> randi, what's coming up next? >> we have a whole lot still ahead, victor. she set fashion trends four years ago when president obama was sworn into office, so what will michelle obama wear to this weekend's inaugural events? we'll have a look at the first lady's fashion, coming up. >>> i think that there's no more higher purpose right now than to take care of folks, put themselves in harm's way, protect our freedoms. >> more than half a million folks have done more than one tour. that's a tremendous emotional and physical burden we've put on our folks that's totally unprecedented. >> we're acknowledging that people are always going to have some effect. we just want them to be able to be
. they strengthen us. >> if the programs don't go under. analysts puzzled by mr. obama's remarks because he makes it sound as if someone opposes medicare and social security. >> it was sort of a strawman argument. i don't know who wants to scrap medicare, social security and medicaid. >> republican leaders were puzzled that the president didn't address what every member of congress knows to be true. >> if we don't work together to strengthen our entitlement programs they will go interrupt. >> automatic cuts will be forced on seniors who are already receiving benefits. rendering worthless the promises they built the retirement around. >> ironically, the president's course essentially to ignore the problem, is the course that will semily endanger the programs -- essentially danger the programs rather than protect them. >> in long-term the programs turn trillions more in benefit than nation can pay for. one part of social security disability trust fund is in worst shape. it can't pay benefit in 2016 when mr. obama is still in office. given rhetoric and posture, it's clear he won't do anything about
, the president uses his inaugural address to push a liberal agenda. we'll ask our sunday panel how mr. obama is likely to do in his second term. and our power player of the week. a student of the ways president's exercise power. all right now on funds. all right now on "fox news sunday." and hello again from fox news in washington. american women in the military have served on the frontlines for years. and 152 have been killed in iraq and afghanistan. but when defense secretary panetta lifted the ban on women in combat his decision this week drew strong praise and sharp criticism. we have is brought together could distinguished veterans to discuss the issue. colonel martha mcsally was the nation's first demail combat pie -- are te female cot and joins us from tucson. lieutenant general jerry boykin was the former head of the u.s. special forces command. welcome to "fox news sunday." i have been looking forward to this discussion. >> thank you very much, chris. >> so have i. thanks for having us on. >> chris: here is how defense secretary panetta explained his decision this week. take a look.
and mr. obama dancing today and i approved. i thought they looked great today. >> it was so much fun to watch and neat to follow the anticipation on what she'd be wearing. i want to go back to an earlier point. today the theme was can't we all just get along, togetherness. do you think that was enough to help washington keep the peace today or the folks will be at each other's throats essentially again tomorrow? >> reporter: they certainly have been at each other's throats quite a bit. when we're talking about some of these serious issues, it's hard to imagine there will be a sudden break-through based solely on a speech coming from mr. obama, although he certainly made his case today. i spoke to nancy pelosi earlier in the weekend and she said the no. 1 factor to break gridlock in washington is going to come from the constituents of congressmen and women. that may really what about makes the difference as opposed to anything that mr. obama had to say today, but i guess we'll see. >>> if you remember nothing else tonight, remember this. we are y
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